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Old 06-09-2021, 05:52 AM
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no, Diana's conversation was picked up by a bank manager who had a scanner -. They weren't illegal and were a new "toy" at the time..
This happened quite frequently to a lot of people when cell phones first came out. It wasn't something that was done intentionally either. The man with the scanner just happened to be on the same frequency as Diana's conversation.
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Old 06-09-2021, 07:09 AM
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This happened quite frequently to a lot of people when cell phones first came out. It wasn't something that was done intentionally either. The man with the scanner just happened to be on the same frequency as Diana's conversation.
Well he was listening to pick up conversations, silly and nosy behaviour but Im not sure if it is actually illegal.. He just happened to luck out and get that particiular conversation which was dynamite.. but he apparnetly sold it for a very small sum to a paper. not a nice man but not very bright either...
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Old 06-10-2021, 06:59 PM
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Does anyone else here subscribe to Private Eye, the British magazine dedicated to pointing out hypocrisy among other things? It's little bit of sunshine in my mailbox every now and again. They are not online.

The latest issue supposes that Tony Hall, the then head of the BBC who put the Bashir inquiry to bed, was then rewarded with positions and quangos in institutions where the PoW reigned supreme.

Hall was on the cusp of being set up for The Order of Merit, according to PE. That's in the wind now, along with his National Gallery position.
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Old 06-11-2021, 02:10 AM
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Does anyone else here subscribe to Private Eye, the British magazine dedicated to pointing out hypocrisy among other things? It's little bit of sunshine in my mailbox every now and again. They are not online.

The latest issue supposes that Tony Hall, the then head of the BBC who put the Bashir inquiry to bed, was then rewarded with positions and quangos in institutions where the PoW reigned supreme.

Hall was on the cusp of being set up for The Order of Merit, according to PE. That's in the wind now, along with his National Gallery position.
It is a great publication. The Editor of The Spectator is Ian Hislop, one of the key presenters of the long running BBC show, Have I Got News for You.
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Old 09-19-2021, 09:50 AM
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I'm placing this news here as it is related to the Panorama Interview Investigation. Moderators-Please move if there is a better thread for it.


IMHO Tiggy was one of the individuals that Prince William referred to in his statement about Lord Dyson's report who was most definitely hurt by the BBC's deceitful actions to obtain an interview with the late Diana, Princess of Wales.



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The BBC has offered six-figure damages to the former nanny of Prince William and Prince Harry over false claims made by Martin Bashir to obtain his interview with Princess Diana, according to reports.
Tiggy Legge-Bourke, now known as Tiggy Pettifer, was offered the payout after the former BBC journalist, 58, told Princess Diana that her husband was 'in love' with their children's nanny in order to secure his 1995 Panorama interview.
Mr Bashir is also said to have suggested that Prince Charles and Ms Pettifer, 56, had flown off on a secret two-week holiday together.
The journalist went on to claim that the royal nanny had gone on to have an abortion and showed the Princess of Wales a fake receipt for the procedure, the Daily Telegraph reports.
The BBC has now offered the former nanny 'significant' damages for the distressing smears.
It is reported that a speedy settlement is likely to be agreed by the end of this month with the broadcaster thought to have offered more than £100,000.
Mrs Pettifer, 56, who was the nanny to the two princes between 1993 and 1999, is now in charge of a bed and breakfast business in Wales.
A source told the Daily Telegraph: 'Tiggy Legge-Bourke was right at the centre of Bashir's manipulation and it is right that the damage caused to her is recognised by the BBC.'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ge-Bourke.html
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Old 09-20-2021, 09:07 AM
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Is there a reason why it is not Martin Bashir who will pay damages to Ms. Legge-Bourke, given that he bears the greatest share of the responsibility?
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Old 09-20-2021, 09:42 AM
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Old 03-18-2022, 04:30 AM
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...in-Bashir.html

Patrick Jephson talks to Richard Kay about the interview; and has been awarded damages by the BBC.
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Old 03-18-2022, 04:45 AM
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okay - so now the only person who was lied about who has not been awarded damages is the Earl of Wessex? Do we even know if he has complained?
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Old 03-19-2022, 03:47 AM
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Does anyone else here subscribe to Private Eye, the British magazine dedicated to pointing out hypocrisy among other things? It's little bit of sunshine in my mailbox every now and again. They are not online.

The latest issue supposes that Tony Hall, the then head of the BBC who put the Bashir inquiry to bed, was then rewarded with positions and quangos in institutions where the PoW reigned supreme.

Hall was on the cusp of being set up for The Order of Merit, according to PE. That's in the wind now, along with his National Gallery position.
Well here we are celebrating how false stories, supposed gossip and the use of other information to present a totally false narrative have finally been exposed and court action taken and won. This cannot help with the personal pain and utterly ruined reputations suffered by the victims for over twenty-five years.

Have we learned nothing? It would seem not with yet another mad hare started with yet another unsubstantiated, nudge, nudge, wink, wink, allegation about Tony Hall and The Prince of Wales presumably working against the late Diana. Ugh!
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Old 03-25-2022, 08:02 AM
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Well here we are celebrating how false stories, supposed gossip and the use of other information to present a totally false narrative have finally been exposed and court action taken and won. This cannot help with the personal pain and utterly ruined reputations suffered by the victims for over twenty-five years.

Have we learned nothing? It would seem not with yet another mad hare started with yet another unsubstantiated, nudge, nudge, wink, wink, allegation about Tony Hall and The Prince of Wales presumably working against the late Diana. Ugh!
Private Eye is a joke magazine...
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Old 07-21-2022, 11:32 AM
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The BBC has agreed to pay a settlement to former nanny Tiggy Legge-Bourke.


https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-62250479


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The BBC is paying damages to the ex-nanny to Princes William and Harry over false claims made about her to obtain a 1995 Princess Diana interview.


Alexandra Pettifer, known as Tiggy, was given an apology at the High Court over unfounded allegations she had an affair with Prince Charles and an abortion.


Her solicitor said the false claims had caused "serious personal consequences".

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Old 07-21-2022, 12:24 PM
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Is there a reason why it is not Martin Bashir who will pay damages to Ms. Legge-Bourke, given that he bears the greatest share of the responsibility?

I think as the broadcaster they are held ultimately responsible for the actions of their employees. Red Flags should have been flying within the BBC as to how he achieved the interview, Diana had refused the top journalists of the day, and he was not anywhere near any of their leagues. He was a small fry in the world of tv journalism. All they could see was the kudos of having the interview.

IMO although peoples reputations were damaged, it also damaged Diana. It was a huge turning point in her situation. It started the domino effect of the remainder of her life.
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Old 07-21-2022, 12:34 PM
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I would assume that it's covered by their public liability insurance. That's generally how it works - it's the employer's insurance who pays. If, say, a worker for a construction company damages your property, it'll be the company's insurance who pays out, not the individual worker, even though they were the one who made the mistake. I don't know how public liability insurance works for media organisations, but I'd assume that they're covered for claims paid out to people who sue, given how often it happens.

It was truly vile of Martin Bashir to make up lies about Tiggy or any other third party in order to get the interview.
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Old 07-21-2022, 01:18 PM
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Tiggy deserves the compensation after all that and the rumor was repeated at a party to her face and the Queen heard it.
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Old 07-22-2022, 05:46 AM
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everybody heard it....
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Old 07-22-2022, 05:57 AM
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It was truly vile of Martin Bashir to make up lies about Tiggy or any other third party in order to get the interview.
Utterly disgraceful and hope he never works again!
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Old 07-22-2022, 09:02 AM
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Apart from admitting the Hewitt affair there was nothing in Panorama that she hadn't told Andrew Morton or Peter Settelen so I don't understand what the big deal is. There is an insinuation that she wouldn't have said the things she did without Bashir persuading her but she already had so I don't think she needed much persuading by him. The Settelen tapes are still on YouTube and they are even more detailed than Morton's book and Panorama put together.
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Old 07-22-2022, 09:07 AM
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Apart from admitting the Hewitt affair there was nothing in Panorama that she hadn't told Andrew Morton or Peter Settelen so I don't understand what the big deal is.
you cant see what is wrong with a journalist lying to a fragile woman to get her interest....
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Old 07-22-2022, 09:17 AM
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you cant see what is wrong with a journalist lying to a fragile woman to get her interest....
I'm amazed he had to persuade her as she had been very open about most of it before.
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